Place is small, but food was
Place is small, but food was great! Large portions and tasty desserts!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second time at Homemade.
Our second time at Homemade. I had the meatball appetizer - which was a generous portion of the meatball,arugula, and soft cheese. Was a perfect starter. Last time I had the mussels which were equally delicious. My main course was the porcini pockets. Very light pasta with a light cream sauce and wonderful porcini filling. Went great with the Chardonnay I brought. I sampled some of the veal piccata which was crispy and cooked perfectly. Try Homemade - you won't be disappointed with the food. It is BYO and not fancy - but very friendly.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Homemade Food
The food is outstanding. Delicious, fresh, homemade!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A BYO where you can get a
A BYO where you can get a very good, fresh meal (although the bread REALLY needs to be upgraded) and get to know your neighbors as well. The room is small and the tables are veryclose to each other. Definitely fiils the niche of "we want a good meal at a local joint (not a pejoritive) that is no hassle" with plenty of free parking. Perfect fit for downtown Narberth. The kind of place that you want to be sure flourishes. Every neighborhood needs at least one of these.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The little restaurant that could...
So excited to discover this cozy neighborhood eatery since the Main Line lacks a lot of charming spots to dine. And we weren't disappointed. Cute room, nice menu and friendly hosts - featuring standard Italian goodies plus an interesting specials menu. Food is cooked simply and deliciously, without a lot of pretentious sauces and extras. I really enjoyed my cold seafood salad and fluke entree, prepared with just fresh chopped tomatoes, white wine and lemon but unbelievably flavorful. By day, the restaurant serves killer sandwiches and recently expanded to dinner. Hoping they make a successful transition. My only suggestions - improve the bread and get rid of the bottled sodas to make this more of a memorable experience. We will be back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Homemade Italian food in Narberth
Amongst the sports bars of downtown Narberth, Homemade is a real gem. By night it's a great place to have a relaxed, pleasant meal. The menu is simple and offers classic Italian dishes made with homemade ingredients, and they often have varying daily specials. It is a very small restaurant but this allows them to prepare each dish with utmost care, and that is reflected in the quality of food that is served. You will definitely need to reserve a table most evenings as the dining area is always full. It is BYO which is perfect with the wine store being right across the street. By day, Homemade offers a completely different lunch menu, with a variety of fresh, hot or cold sandwiches and salads. It's great for a quick lunch or takeout meal.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Soft shell crab craving
Got the note that Homemade had soft shells. Scrapped plans to eat at home and headed to Homemade. Ordered the soft shells sautéed in olive oil served over some pasta. Wife had the veal. Started with the grilled artichoke appetizer. Everything was delicious as usual. It's great to have this gem right around the corner.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Philly
Went for dinner with a group of 9. The first thing our guests noticed was the price of parking! Free at the meters after 6. Dinner is BYOB and there is a wine store within a half block of the restaurant. We had the Homemade's Tuscan Chicken, Homemade's Shrimp, Porcini Sacchetti, and Squid Ink Lobster Ravioli. Food came out piping hot. All meals were delicious. We also noted the number of locals arriving and departing with take out. I think the Sacchetti was the best pasta dish I have ever had. We all wanted to lick the plates. Next time we will try the salads. They looked fabulous as well.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Homemade and Great!!!
We go to Homemade often for dinner. The food is fresh and of great quality! It is truly "homemade" food!! We go for lunch as well and it is just as delicious.......
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get Great Food at Homemade
Homemade's food is delicious.. I am a fabulous cook, but prefer to go to Homemade because their food is even better!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't Wait to Go Back!!
Who would have thought that a little sandwich shop tucked onto a side street in quaint Narberth would transform itself into an outstanding dining destination for dinner?? The food here is amazing. Each mouthful is delectable. I've been here twice now with two different dining partners and each time we've left looking forward to coming back again and trying something else!! Thanks for a great little find in Narberth!!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We never even knew this place was there. You would drive right past it, but the food was delicious! Service was slow for us at first, but once we started getting food and drinks it picked up. Food was very good and everything was reasonably priced with the exception of my fish, but that was a special. We will be back for sure!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Always!
This Narberth gem continues to perform at a high level. I started with the Milan salad which was great as usual. This salad is a depiction of the salad first in the Philadelphia area at Jimmy's Milan-- many have tried to duplicate this salad, but usually fall short-- this is the closest I have tasted to it-- it is truly excellent.
I tried the Porcini Sacchetti (which I have never had before) and it was truly outstanding.
We will continue to support this neighborhood gem!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go-to neighborhood spot
Another great meal @Homemade. Thanks to Beth, Lou and crew.
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This a small restaurant with
This a small restaurant with seating for about 30 people. Even though it is small and tables are close together, it was a very enjoyable experience. The food was very good - the special appetizer that night of grilled artichokes, roasted peppers and provolone was really great. The pasta filled with mushrooms and a cream sauce was also really great. The clams and linquini did indicate clams and chopped clams - I would have liked more of the actual clams - I only had 3 on my dish but noted when others were being served this, they had about 6. Not sure what happened.
My husband and I enoyed our dinner very much and will definitely be returning.
The prices are reasonable and it is a BYOB.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been getting their unbelievable sandwiches for lunch for quite some time now, and i finally got a chance to come in for dinner... WOW! the food could not have been better! what a great night! prices were absolutely reasonable considering the size and quality of the food we received. plus, BYOB? even better. staff was extremely friendly and efficient and the owner even came over to our table to ask how everything was! Beth and Lou really have a great place here. dont miss out on ANY of the seafood specials!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even Better Than My Homemade
A neighborhood find!! Really delicious food!! The meatball appetizer was large with a delicious meatball that had great taste and texture, yummy tomato sauce, fresh arugula and homemade ricotta. The different tastes and textures were a perfect combination. The seafood salad was excellent - 3 shrimp grilled to perfection with a heap of very fresh jumbo lump crabmeat over a crisp salad with a light vinaigrette. We also enjoyed the seared scallops, perfectly cooked, over a bed of the freshest, slightly tangy corn salsa served with perfectly cooked string beans. For dessert - do not miss the Kamish Bread it is the best we have ever eaten. We cannot wait to go to Homemade again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's nice to finally find good Italian food on the main line.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently I have noticed some lesser reviews here which I just don't get. This food is outstanding and the owners really care since they are always there!
I ordered the Milan Salad first which continues to be terrific. The lettuce is served cold and crisp and the other components of this salad are extremely fresh. My daughter shared the salad with me and thought it was wonderful as well.
I then had the Porcini Sacchetti which is just unbelievable. The pasta is delectable without any sauce, but when the sauce is put on, it is terrific. This might be the restaurant's best dish! My wife and daughter loved their meals as well ordering caesar salad, mussels marinara and ravioli. All were delicious! Keep up the great work!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service and
Good food, great service and an added bonus, byob !
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Try!
Absolutely delicious "get down Italian" restaurant where the food is fantastic, chefs are passionate and atmosphere is perfect for any occasion- family dinner, week night meal out, or a weekend date night. It is clear that each dish is made to order with the freshest ingredients and homemade one of a kind recipes. Definitely try the mussels (red) and the roasted peppers app. Also love the seafood salad and the octopus salad. Recently tried spaghetti and clams, which could be a new fave. Portions are generous but it will be hard to leave any food behind. Love that it is BYO and diners sit a cozy room, which all adds to a pleasant dining experience. Definitely a Must Try! (and will become your go-to neighborhood gem)
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been wanting to try Homemade for some time and when we were looking for a place for my bday dinner we decided to give it a try. So happy with our choice! There were 6 of us and my 2 and a half yr old grandson. Service was quick (important when you have a little one with you) and waitress was very pleasant. We shared a few appetizers, chopped antipasta salad, mussels and and artichoke special for the evening. All were delicious! Everyone was pleased with their meal choice, Veal parm , lobster ravioli Chicken marsala and salmon. Overall clear winner was the special i ordered, Porcini Saccheti. Tender squares of pasta filled with porcini mushrooms in a cream marsala sauce. Homemade is a nice neighborhood BYOB with great food.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
small - great food place
really a small place, but the food is very good, service was good, not much for atmosphere. just go there to eat, not to impress.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
No noise cushion. Dining indoors,
No noise cushion. Dining indoors, one loud diner made table conversation difficult. The restaurant space is extremely small, so the tables are close together. Chicken Tuscany sounded desirable, but we were told it would not be available to order for at least 1/2 hour. We heard others try to order the same dish unsuccessfully?
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and the service was outstanding! The place is extremely small but I enjoyed my date night with my boyfriend. Lovely BYOB and the prices are reasonable. The salad special was fantastic!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in a small space
Homemade is a relatively new restaurant in Narberth. The food that we had was quite good, but the eating area is small and a lot of tables are very close together. That made it moderately noisy when it was only slightly more than half full. That might make it considerably louder and more congested at full occupancy with bustling wait staff. We'll go back but we'll probably make sure that it's not at peak times.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great little neighborhood place
Dinner with a friend the other night. I'd been told this restaurant was "fantastic" so my expectations were high. I had roast chicken and green beans. The green beans were really delicious. Perfectly done and seasoned. Chicken was also very good. My friend had pasta with shrimp and wasn't impressed. Tables are close together so there is no privacy. Neon outdoor lights. No atmosphere. I thought it was a little overpriced. Bread was basic Italian bread - nothing special. I'm going to go back and try some of the appetizers. They looked good (mussels, broccoli rabe). Also wanted to try one of the shrimp dishes.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal! I had the Porcini Sachetti which is always amazing. This neighborhood gem is a real addition on the mainline! We love the food!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, little, neighborhood place
Homemade is a lovely little, neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food cooked by the owner Beth. It's not fancy but a comfortable, friendly neighborhood place to enjoy good home cooked food with a nice bottle of wine from home.
The four of us shared the Milan Salad, Roasted Peppers and a Pumpkin Ravioli special as appetizers. For dinner, the Homemade Chicken, Homemade Shrimp over pasta and Mussels with White Sauce were all steaming hot as they arrived at our table. Everything we tasted was delicious as always! We have enjoyed dinner at Homemade many times and have always had a pleasant dining experience!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Love!
Everything about Homemade was enjoyable! The food was served hot and was delicious! We got seated right away and the service was perfect. Not that we were rushed in any way but we got our food in a short amount of wait time which was great since we were all very hungry!
Love their Chicken Parm and the special salad of the day! The owner bakes her own Kamish Bread which is killer!!! Great hot coffee too!
Can't wait to go back!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
My husband and I didn't feel like cooking when we got home from work on Saturday but we both were hungry. We decided to stay within our neighborhood but wanted good food so we went to Homemade in Narberth. What a treat! I had the tilapia special and my husband had a shrimp dish. We shared the "Milan salad" to start. Everything was awesome! Because its a neighborhood place there's always other people to talk to and catch up with. It's just a nice, casual fun place to hang out and have great food!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Quaint little spot!
We selected Homemade based on open table reviews we read....it was excellent! We do not live in the neighborhood, we were at a Villanova Volkeyball game and stumbled on this place via open table. We definitely want to go back! Such a cute little place with delicious food!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Small Town Warmth
Homemade was a great example of what Narberth is all about. It was warm, clean, comfortable, good food. Clearly a family run business. While not exotic or fancy, meals were well prepared, hot, and very tasty. Rave reviews from my party for thr veal, both marsala and Parmesan. It was delightful to eat in a small, non-pub neighborhood gem with simple, classic Italian food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you are looking for delicious, "homemade" lunch or dinner, this is the place! Great for eat-in or take-out! The friendly staff goes out of their way to please. Terrific neighborhood dining with easy parking....& it's BYO!!!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
have the green beans!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Homemade. Chicken Cacciatore was excellent, but the green beans were PERFECTION - bright color but tender enough, drizzled with garlic butter. Servers were very accommodating of our young daughter, and they made a kids portion for her. Will definitely visit again!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM